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Inclusion in the Early Years

Inclusion in the Early Years

Second Edition

April 2013 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This insightful text shows how the attitudes of adults in early years settings can influence practice. The authors argue for a broad definition of inclusion, not limited to those with learning difficulties or impairment, but addressing factors affecting all members of the learning community. The book shows how the lives of practitioners, parents and children have been affected by inclusive and exclusionary practices.

This new and revised edition includes an increased focus on:

- inclusion as a political issue

- social class

- poverty

- children's rights

- gay and lesbian parents and staff

This text is essential for all early years students, practitioners and researchers who want to become familiar with current research into inclusion and to develop ways of drawing on such studies to inform and devleop their own inclusive practices.

Cathy Nutbrown is Professor of Education and Director for Research at the University of Sheffield.

Peter Clough is Honorary Professor of Education at the University of Sheffield

Frances Atherton is Head of Department of Early Childhood Studies, at the University of Chester.

Politics And Policies Of Inclusion
Cultures Of Inclusion In The Early Years
Key Studies On Special Educational Needs
Defining Inclusion
Thinking Inclusion
Talking Inclusion
Including Children
Including Parents
Including Staff
Including: The Future
Author Index
Subject Index

Praise for the old edition:

'This book would interest and inform any practitioner from managers to students.'

- Early Years Update

'A 'must buy' for anyone interested in inclusive education in the early years'

- SENCO Update

'Refreshingly, in this book, inclusion is not about a narrow group of students defined as 'special' but about increasing the participation of everybody involved in early years settings'
- Tony Booth, Professor of Inclusive and International Education Canterbury Christ Church University

'Fascinating reading ... I will be recommending this book to colleagues and adding it to my essential reading list for students'
- Nursery World

'A very helpful book which both challenges and informs... [It] brings together important evidence to help us find a positive way forward'
- Early Education

'Well-written and accessible... The book is rich with the reported experiences and ideas of educators and provides clear pointers for further research and discussion.'
- Support for Learning

'This extensive and insightful update highlights issues and discussions relating to inclusion in the widest sense. This book brings to life the challenges and opportunities of inclusive practice, and will be of considerable value to practitioners, students and academics alike'
-Dr Carrie Weston, University of East London

Insightful and engaging for students

Ms liz major
Health Education and Care Department, West Herts College
April 25, 2019

A very good book which is current with debates on inclusion that move away from just special educational needs and disabilities. The book is very useful to students who are about to go into placement and young professionals starting out in practice. The text is informative with clear references to policy.

Miss Michelle Bramley
School of Social Sciences, Nottingham Trent University
February 15, 2019

This book is a must for any student (and lecturer) undertaking an Inclusive practice module. My students have just completed this module and they all used it for researching/referencing. Will adopt this book again the next time the course runs - 2019.

Mrs Yolande Leech
Dept of Early Years, Accrington And Rossendale College
April 8, 2018

Excellent book highlighting how the attitude of adults in the early years, on inclusion, can impact practice. This book looks at contemporary issues including poverty and single sex parents to highlight that inclusion is not only linked to additional needs. This book clearly highlights current perspectives on the topic of inclusion.

Mrs Paula Walsh
Early Years, Bolton University
April 28, 2017

This extensive and insightful book highlights a range of issues and debates relating to inclusion, anti-bias, diversity and equality in the widest sense.

Dr Niamh Gallagher
Social Science , Sligo Institute of Technology
June 19, 2016

Useful for several of the early years modules and a good foundation book

Mrs Terrie A Blaszczyk
Education Department, Roehampton University
June 7, 2016

Supports practice, discusses differences and how these can be supported in EY settings

Mrs Helen Newman - B111
Education , Trowbridge College
March 8, 2016

A great read - very helpful planning the course on early years principles.

Miss Rose Hitchman
Health , Trowbridge College
January 4, 2016

I found this book to be straightforward, easy to read with clear chapters and relevant information.

Mrs Pooja Sharma
Department of Childcare, Harrogate College
December 28, 2015

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Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter One: Policies and Politics of Inclusion